Morgan Spurlock, the man behind exposing the dangers of eating fast food for a month, attempting to find Osama Bin Laden, exploiting product placement, and finding the true meaning of the San Diego Comic-Con is taking his documentary making talents to the music industry and will focus on the hottest boy band for his latest project.
One Direction, the mega-popular U.K. boy band that has been conquering music charts, will be the musical talent that Spurlock will document. Given that the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Katy Perry: Part of Me documentaries were a surprising success, Sony Pictures wants to get in on some of the action while One Direction is still relevant. The studio has already scheduled the film for an August 30, 2013 release, and much like the recent documentaries of these mega pop stars, the film will be released in 3D.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Video on Demand
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock
Starring Holly Conrad, James Darling, Skip Harvey, Eric Henson, Chuck Rozanski, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright, Robert Kirkman
Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Original Released: April 6, 2012
“My tribe… I have found my tribe!”
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock‘s latest movie explores the cultural phenomenon that is San Diego Comic-Con. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope follows the lives of five attendees as they make their way to the ultimate geek mecca.
There’s Eric Henson, an aspiring illustrator currently in the U.S. Air Force, looking to impress publishers with his portfolio. Holly Conrad is a costume and creature designer who hopes her creations will win top awards at the convention’s Masquerade Gala.
The seventh episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Andy takes a look at the trailer for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock, which focuses on the annual San Diego Comic-Con. For our music selection this week, Greg remembers Ronnie Montrose from Montrose and Gamma who passed away this weekend, and in tribute plays “Space Station #5”
Later, we also pay tribute to more of our heroes who passed away this week. Ralph McQuarrie, legendary concept artist whose visions helped determine the look and feel of the Original Star Wars Trilogy, died this weekend – a heavy loss to fans everywhere. Davy Jones of The Monkees also passed away, and we close out the show with a tribute to him.
The trailer for the latest feature from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) has been released. “Why should that mean anything to me,” you’re probably wondering. Because the movie in question is Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Spurlock’s long-awaited celebration of supreme geekery centered around the annual San Diego Comic-Con he collaborated on with legendary Marvel Comics writer/publisher Stan Lee, film and television visionary Joss Whedon, and Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles, who all served as producers on the documentary.
What if I were to tell you that there is a new documentary on the way from a team that includes the Academy Award winners and nominees of documentary titles including but not limited to Super Size Me, Jesus Camp, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Why We Fight, and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? Pretty insane, right? Well, just such a film does exist, and it is called Freakonomics.
The documentary is based on the highly popular book of the same name by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner which explores the “hidden side to everything” using an economic approach.
If you like documentaries, this is an all-star lineup of talents bringing us a compelling movie that’s not to be ignored. Click on over to the other side to read a synopsis and check out the trailer for Freakonomics now.